Supreme Court Affirms Election Victory Of Makinde, El-Rufai And Sule

Photo combination of governors Seyi Makinde (Oyo State), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna State) and Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa State).

The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the outcomes of the governorship elections in OyoKaduna, and Nasarawa states.

The court upheld the elections after listening to separate appeals regarding the outcomes.

Oyo Election

The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the election victory of Seyi Makinde as Oyo State governor.

In a unanimous judgment, the Apex Court found merit in the appeal filed by Mr. Makinde that the majority judgment of the Appeal Court was a miscarriage of justice.

The court, therefore, affirmed the majority judgment of the trial tribunal which upheld the election of Makinde as the duly elected governor of Oyo State.

Kaduna Election

In Kaduna State, the Supreme also affirmed the election of Nasir El-Rufai.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Centus Nweze, the appeal filed by Mr Isa Ashiru of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the election is lacking in merit and it is therefore dismissed.

Nasarawa Election

Also in Nasarawa State, the Supreme Court upheld the election of Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State.

The seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili dismissed the appeal filed by David Ombugadu and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to challenge Sule’s victory at the March 9, 2019 election.

The court held that the appellant failed to prove allegations of substantial non-compliance in the election.

\culled from Channels Television

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